Sunday, October 12, 2014
Despite Abuse, Mustang Filly Can Trust
|Men yank on baling twine wrapped around Diamond's neck (photo by Bo Rodriguez) |
Today I touched Diamond. When I saw the mustang filly in the slaughter ring, neighing for her mother, I didn't think she'd survive the repeated trauma of capture, separation from her family, being dragged by her neck by two men, and being sent to a slaughter auction.
Today I touched Diamond at her wild horse home, Wynema Ranch
and if I hadn't noticed her flattening ears, she might've taken a nip. I didn't blame her.
Diamond was rescued with her family, but her mother didn't survive for long. She has a wonderful home and you can visit her if you like.
Read Diamond's story
and you'll know why she touched me
as I watched this hurt and hounded filly relax, and sling her glossy head over the shoulder of Margie, a volunteer she'd never met before.
Our species could learn so much from horses.
p.s. Wynema Ranch and Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund
needs volunteers to help rescued wild horses
Labels: Diamond, foal abuse, Hidden Valley horses, Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund, mustang, Wild horse, Wynema Ranch
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